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Interesting decision on confusing similarity

In November 2023, the Board of Appeal of Patents and Trademarks (Ankenævnet for Patenter og Varemærker) affirmed the decision of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, validating the assertion that the READERS. COPENHAGEN trademark was confusingly similar to the trademark *THE READERS.

Consequently, the request for invalidation of the trademark READERS. COPENHAGEN was upheld.

The pivotal factor in the decision rested on the shared characteristic of both trademarks possessing a fairly low degree of distinctiveness, with the prominent use of the word “readers” equally highlighted in each trademark.

Read the full article by Louise Mühlbach Breining and Troels Stokholm: